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Musee De La Piscine

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Address: 23 Rue de l'Esperance, 59100 Roubaix, France
Phone Number: 03 20 69 23 60
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Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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worth the detour

Just a quick metro ride from the centre of Lille, the town a Roubaix doesn't have a lot to offer but is worth a little detour for the museum La Piscine. It is a beautiful art... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
AlexH-Brussels
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Brussels, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

Just a quick metro ride from the centre of Lille, the town a Roubaix doesn't have a lot to offer but is worth a little detour for the museum La Piscine. It is a beautiful art nouveau pool that has been renovated and transformed into a museum. Permanent and temporary collections are nice, but I was there mainly to see... More 

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We stayed in Lille as a family for 2 nights and I am so glad that we made the trip out of town for La Piscine. A great space with a perfect balance of contemporary and classical art. We visited the Nathalie Lete exhibition while we were there, which was great. The Meert restaurant is also fantastic. Parking right outside... More 

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

A really good art museum with many items worth looking at. Ceramics and textiles as well as conventional pictures. Very good setting, using the old swimming pool Easy to get to from Lille by Metro with a choice of two stops For lunch I would suggest Le Cour in nearby 57 Rue Nain, but for tea or coffee and delicious... More 

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Rouen, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This is a very unusual museum within an old art deco swimming pool complex. It is laid out with great brilliance. I can't describe it but you keep coming round odd corners and looking into the old changing cubicles and finding something wonderful. Breath-taking architecture supplemented by brilliant statuary from many different genres. But there is more. Fashion, fabrics, and... More 

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abu dhabi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We took the approximately 20 minute trip from Lille on the metro and thought it was worthwhile. The best thing was the art deco building itself, that had once been a swimming pool. The 'pool area' was very cleverly reconstructed so there was still a partial strip of water where the pool had been, but all the ground floor changing... More 

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Ladignac Le Long
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We visited this museum to see the display L'Adieu aux Armes, a remembrance of the soldiers from the first world war. Unfortunately the lift did not work and I had to rely on an 'apple' tour! The sign posting for this display was poor/non-existent. As the soldiers were only 9 inches tall having them on the floor war not the... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Well worth the 20 minute metro ride from centre of Lille and open on Tuesdays when other museums closed. Once inside the building that used to be a swimming pool I was blown away by the way it had been converted to show off the wonderful art it houses. The most wonderful statues line the pool area and fabulous displays... More 

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Birmingham
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The best thing about this was of course the building - which is its main selling point. The art deco swimming pool with its glorious windows outshone the rather haphazard and not very well curated exhibition. For me, the best part was the temporary exhibition of small knitted figures representing the millions killed in the First World War. The pricey... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

If you're an art lover staying in or near Lille or Roubaix, this is a must. An Art Deco municipal swimming pool transformed into the perfect space to view art. The collections are an eclectic mix of paintings, sculptures and 'industrial art' - mostly porcelain and glassware. When we visited in February 2015, there was also an interesting collection of... More 

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a wonderful attraction close to the nice city of Lille. It is an old swimming pool built in the early thirties of last century. Therefore it is in Art Deco style. The statue gallery alongside the old pool is fascinating. There are beautiful statues that were created for the Paris Opera. The collection of art has some lovely... More 

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